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Stagefright Android Text Message Vulnerability 7/2015
You may be hearing about the Stagefright vulnerability in the news. Stagefright is vulnerable to a remote code execution bug, allowing hackers to potentially infiltrate devices and access private information by sending a SMS message with a video in it.
If you use an Android device, as a security best practice, we recommend that you temporarily disable Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). Disabling MMS will prevent media files from being sent to a device. Text messages and hyperlinks should continue normally. A description of the steps for disabling MMS is available at: https://www.twilio.com/blog/2015/07/how-to-protect-your-android-device-from-stagefright-exploit.html